what are some bands that sound like k-on!?
Would this go on /mu/ or /a/?
why is that so hilarious?
The Rolling Stonesay-On
I love the speed of ritsu's drums.
>back the fuck off!?
Neutral Milk Hotel
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
can I get actual recommendations? not this weird autistic shit like those?
Go to /mu/ they'll teach you.
early Neutral Milk Hotel
Oh, Jesus christ.
What genre do the keions play?
Boku no Pico
I spend weeks trying to sum up my feelings after watching the second season of "K-On!". I did not see the first season, because 1) it wasn't available on Anime on Demand, and 2) season two establishes the characters and their place in the society enough to not need to watch it from the very start. I could be one of so many users already saying it's hypnotically boring, but it didn't feel fair of me to say that, and I wanted to give this show the benefit of a doubt. It would be easy just to say "I don't get it", which is an excuse I would use for a show like "Bakemonogatari". However, while I have personal qualms about that series, it's easy to see why it attracted a fanbase: sex and wit. "K-On!" went through the same look-around, and that's where I want to drive a major point of this topic.
What's the appeal of "K-On!"?
Really, can you level with me on this? I looked through many aspects to evaluate on this show, and none of which really holds. Is it because it's one of those shows that's all about cute girls? I got nothing against the so-called moe genre; personally I'd be among the first to support a "Little Witch Academia" series *crosses fingers*. Oversaturated, yes, and I'm not a fan of any show following a marketable formula, but a certain recent anime proved to me that a show can deviate from the formula and be capable of being trash. But if a show about cute girls is all it needs to be a success, then how comes shows like "Hyakko" or "Sound of the Sky" not reach the same kind of success?
Is it because it has cute girls playing music? Outside of the OPs and EDs, they only played like 3 or 4 songs in the entire 22-episode series, so it doesn't quite deliver on that. Is it due to the brand name? Not so much the series itself, but the studio. Because it's done by Kyoto Animation that this series became popular enough for two shows and a movie? I guess that must be the case, because "Nichijou" and "Hyokka" (both made by KyoAni) already got second seasons,
Let me backtrack on the music part, because I feel like the complaints I have don't have real merit. Should I criticize "K-On" for not playing a lot of songs? "Beck" is my favorite music-based anime, and it too had few songs to play; it's really about a kid going through the hardships to find his place, and he finds inspiration through music. But "K-On" isn't a coming of age story; it isn't much about anything. It's about a music club where the characters meander around, eating sweets, teasing each other and make silly gestures. None of them really challenge themselves or deal with difficult tasks to push them forward, aside from graduating. I mean, one episode has a gang run a school race for them to win a prize, and despite them making wrong turns and being dead last, it turns out the prize is given for everyone; it plays itself so safe on all corners, it becomes dull. And it can't be successful because of its 'comedy', because if people find Mugi making piggy noises and the cast pointing out each other's quirks funny, then I truly live in Adam Sandler's rule; then again, the comedy seems geared towards the Nippon audience.
So we have a series about wholesome characters doing nothing, which presumable is a flaw. But "Aria" and "Yokohama Shopping Trip" are also about wholesome characters doing nothing, and respected viewers who watched them call them great. Why is K-On! such an exception? It is BECAUSE it has no direction? Because the cast never strive to be more than what they are, and they have no concerns for what they don't have and appreciate what they got? I do have to respect the show on that angle. There's no drama for drama's sake, it basically is what it is. But then, so was "Lucky Star" and I sorta liked it. Oh, I'm so bewildered.
You actually had me going for a second when Foolz turned up nothing.
>But "K-On" isn't a coming of age story
Sometimes I don't think these people have even watched it.
What's the font used in those cards?